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AutoBan v1.2.3

By Alan M. Carroll
Posted August 10, 2007, in Comments, Trackback, Antispam.


AutoBan is an anti-junk plugin for use with the Apache webserver. It updates a .htaccess file to ban the IP addresses of junk sources. The list is generated from the junk objects stored in MT, providing for automatic aging. The updating is completely automatic.

AutoBan is primarily useful for preventing flooding attacks. It also turns out that many junkers rent the same zombies, so even new types of attacks that get past the filters tend to be moderate because old attacks get the sources banned.

Version 1.2.3 may not work in MT 4. Use the beta 1.2.4 release instead.


Apache webserver.


6 Comments on December 1, 2007, 7:20 p.m. Reply

Very simple to install: requires no altering of templates or other parts of MT. This provides a simple, effective hurdle for spammers which, whilst not eliminating all spam, does reduce it quite effectively.

Keith Mateo

Keith Mateo on May 18, 2017, 4:52 p.m. Reply

AutoBan is usually used in sites which have more traffic its good plugin where you don’t have to manually delete things up. To filter the best, Do My Dissertation UK most of the writing sites also prefer AutoBan Plugin. Most of the bots also do flooding and which can have messed up your site bad you need guanine comments from human not bot and AutoBan can control that.

Merlin John

Merlin John on August 9, 2017, 2:34 p.m. Reply

I have checked many sites that use this autoban plugin and I found the features very attractive. I think I must try it and I would like to thank the blog for providing such useful write ups here. Keep sharing more like this as usual. American Improvers Home Remodeling Website

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